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Water and salinity control

Parker,, L. (1981) Water and salinity control. The Countryman, 21 May 1981. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Dr Lex Parker, Professor Soil Microbiology, Department of Science and Plant Nutrition, University of Western Australia, discusses his views on the subject of salt encroachment. Dr Parker doesn't believe the interceptor banks will help control salt any better than conventional contour banks, although they may be helpful in flood control. He interprets experimental evidence published by officers of the Department of Agriculture and CSIRO regarding practices other than interceptor banks, which Dr Parker considers costly and take more land out of production than they could save from salinity.

This article contains a portrait of Dr Lex Parker.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56928
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